Outdoor, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, and Large Patio, Porch, Deck The bach features a series of moveable wall-sized glass panels and screens that define light, shade, and shelter, and are designed to make the most of the limitations of the surrounding plot. The central kitchen-dining-living space can be opened completely, or shut up tight in winter.

“One of the builders referred to it as the ‘inside-out house’,” says Herbst. “I thought that was quite fitting.”  Photo 4 of 7 in Off-the-Grid Island House in New Zealand Connects with the Outdoors